Originally Posted by SFvroooom
Even though we're many months away from actually setting foot in NZ, I've already begun to note things I'd like to do in NZ before I hit the bucket... my very own Bucket List. I'm sure we all have our own lists of things to do, see, taste, smell, and hear.
What's on your list? Which have you already crossed off your list?
Here's mine so far in no particular order:
-Fishing: conventional and fly fish for everything from big game to trout
-Snorkel/Dive: everywhere, with dolphins if at all possible
-learn to kite surf
-visit my friend and her newborn baby boy in Queenstown
-Left-driving: “caution: American driving here!”
-ride the Harley everywhere
-tour Scenes of Lord of the Rings
-explore the Lake Te Anau Glowworm Caves
-tour Fiordland National Park
-go Zorbing: because I want to know what it’s like to be a hamster or guinea pig in a big plastic ball
-photograph everything on land and underwater
-tour a Cadbury Chocolate Factory
-Hike to Purakaunui Falls
-experience weather below freezing
-enjoy every single thermal hot pool and hot spring
-4x4 tours in a Unimog
-see Punakaiki's pancake rocks
-experience a Maori taonga (treasure) and a waahi tapu (sacred place) like Te Waikoropupu Springs
That sounds very much like a typical NZ backpacker holiday and will be doable in the first few weeks when you're still in tourist mode, people that live here can't afford to do many of those things.